Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 00:00

Students intern in Uganda

La Follette School students Troy Hoppenjan and Christina Miller spent part of their summers in Uganda and had the chance to meet up for a day.

Friday, 14 September 2012 07:56

Students to describe internships

Students Selina Eadie and Rachel Polster will talk about their summer internship experiences at noon on Tuesday, September 18, in the La Follette School conference room.
When La Follette School professor emeritus Dennis Dresang welcomed former student Yeshey Zimba to a dinner in downtown Madison, they completed a circle begun in the 1970s when Dresang taught the  young scholar from Bhutan.

Andrew Trembley came to the La Follette School so he could communicate with people who aren't experts in probit models and regression analysis.

Alum Kristi Thorson helps provide resources critical for ensuring animal and human health and for educating veterinarians and scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

Christina Miller does not take her kitchen faucet for granted. "While I was in Tanzania in 2008, I watched a girl who was about 10 years old carry a 5-gallon water barrel to a community well," the international public affairs student says. "She filled it, put it on top of her head and walked off. I don't know how far she had to go, but I did not see any homes in the distance."

Rachel Polster is mapping her future. The international public affairs student is spending the summer in Ecuador on a community development project to increase resident participation in the governance of Ibarra, a city of 110,000 people.

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 12:33

Alumni association honors Khanal

The Wisconsin Alumni Association has honored alum Shisir Khanal for development work building international organizations from the bottom up.

2010 graduate Farha Tahir will discuss her experience looking for work in Washington, D.C., and international career options open to La Follette School students in a presentation on Tuesday, March 20, from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in 6201 Microbial Sciences.

Ben Williams is finding new perspectives on problem-solving as he pursues a Master of Public Affairs degree at the La Follette School as part of his transition from the private sector into nonprofit management and community development.

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